Anyhow, after committing two days' worth time to our ground floor powder room, I am pretty content with the outcome. Here are some pictures.
This is the BEFORE picture I hope to erase from my memory for good. Everything was builder basic, and poorly put together. The laminate counter top was peeling off.AFTER: Freestanding maple vanity in glossy espresso finish, topped with Bianco Carrara Marble counter top and a white porcelain vessel sink. Wainscoting is just over 60" height from the ground. The rest of the wall was in Light French Grey, leftover paint from the guest bedroom renovation.